The Civil War in the East

2nd New York Infantry Regiment (Troy Regiment)

The Second New York Infantry Regimentlost 1 officer and 25 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 22 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



April 15

Organized at Troy, N.Y.

April 24

Accepte by the State of New York

May 14

Mustered into Federal sevice for for two years under Colonel Joseph B. Carr, Lieutenant Colonel Kenyon R. Wells and Major Richard D. Bloss

May 18

Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va. Attached to Fortress Monroe, Camp Hamilton and Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia

May 29

Occupation of Newport News, Va.

June 10

Action at Big Bethel

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded and 1 captured


Duty at Camp Hamilton and Newport News, Va.,

August 1

Lieutenant Colonel Wells and Major Bloss resign.

August 27

Captain William A. Olmstead of Company B promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George H. Otis of Company C promoted to major


130 men of the 13th, 19th and 21st New York Infantry Regiments and 2nd Maine Infantry transferred to the Regiment.


January 17

Expedition up James River

March 8

Action between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads


Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia

June 5

Joined Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula; Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps

June 16, 18 & 21

Near Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 enisted men wounded

June 25

Battle of Oak Grove

The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 26-29

About Fair Oaks

June 29

Peach Orchard and Savage Station

June 30

White Oak Swamp and Glendale

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 1 officer and 2 enlisted men captured

July 1

Malvern Hill


Duty at Harrison's Landing

July 7

Major Otis resigns. Captain George W. Wilson of Company E promted to major.

August 5

Malvern Hill

August 16-26

Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville. Maine men transferred to the regiment in 1861 were returned to the 2nd Maine.

August 27-30

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 27

Bristoe Station or Kettle Run

The Regiment lost 1 officer and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 45 enlisted men wounded, and 5 enlisted men missing

August 29

Battle of Groveton

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 men wounded and 6 missing

August 30

Bull Run


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., near Fort Lyon, Fairfax Seminary and at Munson's Hill.

September 12

Colonel Carr promoted to brigadier general

September 18

Captain Sidney W. Park promoted to colonel

October 13

Major Wilson resigns

October 18

Captain William B. Tibbets of Company G promoted to major

November 2-25

Duty at Fairfax Station, Va.

November 10-12

Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad

November 28

Near Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24

Mud March

February 5-7

Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church


At Falmouth

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The Regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Colonel Park, who lost his leg, 4 other officers and 38 enlisted men wounded, and 11 men missing

May 11

120 men reenlisted for for three years service and were transferred to the 70th New York Infantry

May 26

Mustered out at Troy, expiration of term under Lieutenant Colonel Olmstead and Major Tibbits

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